WSYo AUDITION INFORMATION

 

Audition Information:

  • Auditions for seating will happen on Saturday, September 1st (10am - 2pm) and Saturday, September 8th (9am - 11:30am)

  • The following instruments need to audition for seating: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

  • You can sign up for an audition time HERE

  • If you cannot make any of the times listed, please contact Mr. Wiley (dwiley@windsorsymphony.com)

 

Day of the Audition

  • Please arrive at the FRONT DOOR of the Capitol Theatre 

  • I recommend arriving 20 - 30 minutes before your audition to get warmed up 

  • Warm up room will be the Joy Theatre 

  • Auditions will be held in the Kelly Theatre 

  • Excerpts (including music) can be found below. These excerpts should be almost identical to what you auditioned with earlier this summer with a few of the following exception.

    • Winds have had excerpts removed and scales added

    • Strings have had excerpts removed

 

General audition information: The Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra is looking for young musicians ages 14-22 who play orchestral instruments: strings, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, french horns, trumpets, trombones, tuba and percussion. It is strongly encouraged that all audition candidates be taking private lessons. Saxophones may also be considered to cover missing parts in the orchestra. 

 

 

Notes on audition prep - see below.

 

WSYO AUDITION excerpts

At this time, excerpts for 2018-19 have not yet been chosen. Once chosen, click on your instrument below to see the excerpts required from the audition pieces.

 

Violin

Flute

French Horn

Percussion

Viola

Oboe

Trumpet

Harp

Cello

Clarinet

Trombone

 

Bass

Bassoon/Saxophone

Tuba

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woodwinds

Flute

Flute Audition Sheet

D - Major Scale (3 octaves)
A - melodic minor (2 octaves)

Schubert Unfinished Symphony (No. 8), movement 1
- m. 138-158
- m. 313-322
 

 

Oboe
 

Clarinet

Clarinet Audition Sheet

E - Major Scale (concert D Major) (3 octaves)
A - melodic minor (concert G) (2 octaves)
Chromatic Scale (low E below the staff to high E above the staff)

Vaughan Williams English Folk Songs Suite, movement 1
m. 1 - 17 & 40 - 17th bar of 6/8)

 

 

Alto Saxophone

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Brass

French Horn
 

Trumpet

Trumpet Audition Sheet


G - Major Scale (concert F Major) (2 octaves)
A - melodic minor (concert G) (2 octaves) - you may start on the A below the staff or the A in the staff
Chromatic Scale (G below the staff two octaves) 


Vaughan Williams English Folk Songs Suite, movement 1
- beginning to Coda 

Trombone

Tuba

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Percussion

Percussion/Timpani
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Strings

 Violin

Violin Audition Sheet


Schubert Unfinished Symphony (No. 8), movement 1
- D to m. 194
- m. 267-276
- m. 292-303
 

Viola

Viola Audition Sheet


Schubert Unfinished Symphony (No. 8), movement 1
- m. 73- third bar of C
- D to m. 184
 

Cello

Cello Audition Sheet


Schubert Unfinished Symphony (No. 8), movement 1
- m. 44-53
- m. 73-85
 


Bass

Bass Audition Sheet


Schubert Unfinished Symphony (No. 8), movement 1
- m. 1-20
- G to H
 


Harp

 

 

A few notes on audition prep: 
1) Students that get help from their private teachers do much better at auditions. 
2) Students who listen repeatedly to the piece, with their music in front of them, do much better.
3) Use lots of bow/air and steady bowspeed/airspeed. Good posture helps with this!
4) Tuning is very important, and correct accidentals please! 
5) If you can't play something up so speed, better to play 20% (or more) slower, but in a clean and organized fashion - no rushing, and good sound. 
6) Make sure your rhythm is solid in the "easy passages" - and count rests and ties properly.